Membership is recognition of its groundbreaking research and graduate education
UM was one of six leading research universities invited to join the AAU this year
he University of Miami has been chosen as one of the newest members of the Association of American Universities, a distinguished national organization of leading research universities that was founded in 1900. The member institutions transform lives through education, research and innovation.
The invitation to join the AAU — considered the gold standard in American higher education — comes as the University’s research and sponsored program expenditures totaled more than $413 million in fiscal year 2022, demonstrating a critical focus to address the world’s most complex issues.
Other AAU invitees this year include Arizona State University; the George Washington University; the University of California, Riverside; the University of Notre Dame; and the University of South Florida. The addition of these six leading research universities brings the organization’s membership to 71 institutions — 69 American and two Canadian universities.
At the Miller School and UHealth, where research priorities include cancer, neuroscience, immunology, stem cell biology and genetics, scientists received an unprecedented $175 million in federal grant funding for the 2022 research cycle. Cancer research has grown exponentially to earn National Cancer Institute designation for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Miller School is home to the No. 2-ranked NIH-funded program in genetics, which includes research to tackle Alzheimer’s and other devastating illnesses that affect millions of people. Additionally, research in COVID-19, HIV, and Zika have placed the Miller School at the forefront of discovery in infectious diseases.